Mining Indaba Portfolio Director Simon Ford and Head of Content Tom Quinn shared more of the key points with Laura Cornish. For more information, see the December 2019 edition.
New matchmaking platform
The matchmaking platform is not new to Mining Indaba, but under new owners Hyve Group, the system for 2020 will be more sophisticated – allowing searches to be refined by more specific parameters including commodity and region
This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 1, 2020
Encouraging networking – after hours
Because one of Mining Indaba’s key drives is encouraging networking opportunities, the event is boosting occasions to do so but introducing an after-hours party on the Tuesday evening. Open to all delegates, it gives everyone a chance to chat in a more informal environment and is themed 'Bringing the industry together for an evening of celebration'
Battery metals - a two day event
Battery metals remains a key focus topic at Mining Indaba 2020 – being drive by new technologies and the electric vehicle market. Hyve Group is looking to bring some of its automotive partners (through other key Hyve events) to the conference
Climate change and sustainability
Experts will discuss: 1. Extreme weather patterns; 2. Transport disruptions affecting supply chain reliability; 3. GHGs from Scope 2 and 3 emissions and reduction strategies; 4. Increased competition for climate-sensitive resources
For the first time
For the first time ever Siemens will be presenting at Mining Indaba. Siemens Southern Africa CEO Sabine Dall'Omo will deliver insights during the 4IR panel discussion
Returning again with renewed focus and attention
Well received and back by popular demand: the VIP Investor Lounge, the Junior Mining Showcase, and the Investment Battlefield